I was checking a few of my Twitter feeds last night, and I came across an article at DigitalBattle.com that I felt was pretty sweet.
In today’s gaming world of sequel-after-sequel and original IP’s being tossed aside (exceptions being Borderlands and The Saboteur), DigitalBattle.com has put together a list of what they feel are the top 10 original IP’s of the coming year in gaming.
I don’t see a problem with their list, either. Every game listed is on the radar of most gamers, if nothing else to experience a fresh new story, gameplay mechanic, or a developer’s vision as a whole.
I’m going to give the list, date/quarter of release, and developer/publisher. If you want to know how they feel, the link after the post will take you straight to the story. Now, without further adieu:
10. Brink (Splash Damage/Bethesda Softworks, Spring 2010)
9. Alpha Protocol (Obsidian Entertainment/SEGA, Spring 2010)
8. Singularity (Raven Software/Activision, Q2 2010)
7. Dante’s Inferno (Visceral Games/EA, Feb 9, 2010)
6. MAG (Zipper Interactive/SONY, January 26, 2010)
5. LA Noire (Team Bondi/Rockstar Games, Q3 2010)
4. Rage (id Software/EA, Q4 2010)
3. Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream/SONY, Q2 2010)
2. Alan Wake (Remedy/Microsoft, May 2010)
1. APB (Realtime Worlds/EA, March 2010)
Personally, I will give each of the games a try because I don’t know what to expect. I’ll be buying Alpha Protocol, LA Noire, Heavy Rain, and Alan Wake for sure. I’ll have a PS3 by the time Heavy Rain hits store shelves.
I’d like to hear your thoughts on the list, so please post your comments below.